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Sunday Roast

Sunday Roast. Just those 2 words evoke hearty, home-cooked deliciousness, aromas that waft, a set dining table ready to welcome good friends and family, chilled wine and laughter.I’ve been wanting to make Roast Pork with crackling for ages, and I decided that instead of waiting for time to become available, I’d just set a time and make it available!

Sox and I invited Kim, Marc, little Sloane, Lisa, Danny, Ryan and Sox’s mom Dimitra for the Sunday Roast.It was my first time doing Roast Pork and crackling, which was probably a silly idea when asking friends round. I figured that if it all went pear shaped, we’d order take-out and laugh about it. Luckily, that didn’t happen.

I made my own apple sauce since all the store ready ones are full of extra sugar. Peel amd slice apples, add a pinch of nutmeg, a big tablespoon of cinnamon, a little lemon juice and 1 and a half cups of water. Bring it to the boil, then let it simmer to reduce. The apple will soften completely and just stirring will mash it all up, but if you want it extra smooth, blend it.Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon and water.jpgApple Sauce 2Apple sauceHome made apple sauceFor the Roast Pork and Crackling I got 2 Pork Loins. I sliced the fat down to the meat (not cutting into the meat) about a finger width apart. Pork LoinRub coconut oil and salt into the fat and the slits. Add a few sprigs of rosemary.Pork LoinsRoast it in the oven for 25 minutes per 450g. Roast Pork and PotatoesTa-da!Roast Pork LoinsI roasted orange and red sweet potatoes…YamsRoast PotatoesRoast Sweet PotatoesPan fried Zucchini with a crack of black pepper and salt…ZucchiniPan fried ZucchiniI also have to share a story… I was all excited about this Roast Pork and Crackling, when I suddenly realised that Lisa and Danny are Jewish. The sudden realisation made me go cold! Luckily, Lis was very understanding and said she’d pick up a Roast Chicken… I’d love to say that I am such a Domestic Goddess that I made Roast Pork and Roast Chicken, but that’s the disclaimer…Roast Chicken and Pork
Sunday RoastLisa and Sloane doing stickers…Lisa and SloaneSox and Sloane…Sox and Sloane TrampolineFor dessert, I made Banting Chocolate Mousse with 85% Dark chocolate shavings on top and fresh fruit.Dessert 2Dessert
Sugar Free Chocolate MousseWith our full stomachs, we moved from the dining room table to get cosy and enjoy our desserts, wine and coffees there. This is how every Sunday should be spent!

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14 Comments

  • Reply Robynne

    Aaaah, Sunday roasts are the best! It all looks delicious. I hope you share the choc mousse recipe with us 😉

    May 16, 2016 at 6:46 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hey Robynne, I actually shared it on the 3-way skype dinner post 😉 There is also a Banting Chocolate Mousse powder that just needs to be added to cream and a drop of vanilla essence, for those really lazy days 😉

      May 16, 2016 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Brenda Myburgh

    Looks delicious! Low-carb meals are actually so easy and healthy to make it’s ridiculous! xx

    May 16, 2016 at 7:47 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      It was so yum and you’re so right… I find it really easy and it’s become such a part of life! x

      May 16, 2016 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Kate Ferguson

    Sounds heavenly!

    May 16, 2016 at 7:48 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks hun! Hope you’re well x

      May 16, 2016 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply A Daft Scots Lass

    Looks deeeeelish!

    May 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Yay! Sad there are no left overs… I could do with more crackling 😉

      May 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Mark Thomsin

    Mmmm, i thought I could smell your cooking from the Radisdon…

    May 16, 2016 at 2:09 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hahahaha!!! How long are you here for?

      May 16, 2016 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Natasha Viljoen

    I’ve never actually thought of making my own apple sauce, but that looks super easy and delicious. Actually, everything looks just so yummy!

    May 17, 2016 at 6:04 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      I couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was to make and at least you know exactly what ingredients are in your sauce, without added sugar and preservatives! Have a great day Natasha x

      May 17, 2016 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Caley

    Nothing better than a Sunday roast – so delicious! x

    May 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Definitely need to do these more! Sending loves x

      May 18, 2016 at 3:06 pm

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